TIME TO START PLANNING
THE 2017 BCA HOUSE TOUR --
and we are seeking VOLUNTEERS!
The Bloomingdale Civic Association (BCA) sponsors a biennial fundraising House Tour -- one of the BEST in DC! This event will be held in October 2017, with proceeds used primarily for college scholarships for youth who either attend schools serving Bloomingdale and/or live in Bloomingdale.
The Tour event provides the public the opportunity to become familiar with some of Bloomingdale's architectural gems and their varied interior design and up-to-date renovations, the neighborhood's rich history and heritage, its village-like character, and its businesses and heritage trail. You, your friends and family will love it!
The Tour is an all-day event featuring: A Signature Program Book with photos and descriptions of Tour houses, and information on Bloomingdale's history/heritage and businesses; Design Workshops conducted by Bloomingdale architects and designers; and a fabulous (but thoroughly welcoming) Art Show and Reception featuring some of Bloomingdale's leading artists with their works available for sale -- and more! (NOTE: to see a former house tour Program, go to
This year's history section of the Program Book will focus on 'Arts and culture' . So we are especially eager to have volunteers eager to delve into this aspect of Bloomingdale history. The Tour's subcommittees include: Program Book (organizing, drafting, photography, editing), House solicitation & monitoring, Ticket sales, Ad sales, Corporate & foundation grantsmanship, Promotion/publicity, Design workshops, Art show & Reception, and Bloomingdale history.
The 2017 BCA House Tour Committee will hold its first meeting on WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1st AT 7 PM AT MY HOME-- 49 T ST., NW. If you are interested in:
- Joining the 2017 House Tour Committee and one of its subcommittees
- Attending the Committee's Feb. 1 meeting
- Putting your house on tour
I look forward to hearing from you !
Bertha HollidayChair, 2017 BCA House Tour Committee
Bertha G., Holliday, PhD & Associates, LLCIndependent Consultant (Diversity Assessment, Planning, Implementation & Evaluation)
49 T Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Co- DirectorBloomingdale Village Square Project
"Building Community Identity & Sense of Place"
Commissioner, ANC 5E07Washington, DC